Are you interested in using your Supply Chain expertise and experience to build a better world for and with children?

Published on: 8 Mar 2017

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Our supply chain quickly provided this young boy and his family with an emergency kit of supplies after Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake.

Photo: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children

For Supply Chain Specialists, Save the Children offers a rewarding career and an opportunity to use your skills, to maximise the benefits that having a High Performing Supply Chain can deliver to the most marginalised and deprived children globally.

Save the Children has led global action on children’s rights for over 90 years, we exist to help children affected by crises, or those who need better healthcare, education and protection.  We are a US$2bn organisation, and responded to 25 major humanitarian emergencies in 2016.  We are based in central London, and employ approximately 17,000 people across our 5 regional offices and 55 country offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and Eurasia. 

Our Supply Chain performance is key to our global strategy - Ambition for Children 2030 – which commits to delivering breakthroughs in the Survival, Education and Protection of the most marginalised and deprived children globally.  To enable this strategy we are working towards becoming a Higher Performing Organisation, and strengthening our Supply Chain to reach a new standard of efficiency and effectiveness. 

As part of the transformation of our Supply Chain function, we have already started to strengthen our Procurement function, and are now looking to bring in additional global leaders across Planning, Warehousing and Distribution, Fleet Management, and Capability Building.  We are also improving the way that we bring together all of these functional areas  to ensure fit for purpose supply chains, and are also looking for specific technical expertise in end-to-end Medical and Nutrition Supply Chain and Emergency Response fields.


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One of our field staff in rural Wajir, Kenya, distributes plastic buckets, water purifiers and soap to families help

Photo: Allan Gichigi/Save the Children

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Pallets of hygiene kits at our logistics hub in the Philippines are prepared for an air shipment to Nepal. We shipped 44 tons of supplies from Manila to Kathmandu for our earthquake relief in 2015.

Photo: Denvie Balidoy/Save the Children

Top tips for interested candidates

We are looking for exceptional people who are passionate about the significant contribution that Supply Chain can make to our organisational goals.  We need our Supply Chain team to be entrepreneurial and resilient, with excellent stakeholder engagement competencies to navigate a complex, global organisation, which operates in some extreme environments. In addition to the “day-job”, we are looking for candidates who have the ability to take on transformation project work too - across people, process, systems, governance and performance measures as we advance the function.

Why Save the Children?

Our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children, and in return we offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where creativity and integrity are highly valued.

Save the Children’s values

Our values reflect a deeply held principle that all children, in the UK and globally, have the right to survival, protection, development and participation (  We want to inspire breakthroughs in how the world treats children; we do this as an organization and as individuals.  


At Save the Children, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a competitive package, in the context of the sector.

If working in this environment sounds interesting to you, please take a look at our website to find out more:

And read about our new global strategy in our 12-page booklet.